Helping Medical Experts become Robust Leaders

As doctors in the frontline of the fight against of COVID-19, Medical heads of departments at UKZN not only carry a heavy clinical load, manage their departments and continue to teach but are also expected to inspire and lead with compassion ensuring overburdened staff are kept motivated. With this in mind, the College of Health

UKZN helps Source Generous Donation of Masks for SA Medical Students

UKZN was among the Higher Education Institutions in South Africa which benefitted from a Solidarity Fund donation of hundreds of thousands of masks for final-year Medical students who recently returned to campuses to resume studies after the easing of the national lockdown restrictions. The fund was approached by the Dean of Clinical Medicine at UKZN,

Two Gold Medals in Specialist Physician Examinations for UKZN Graduate

UKZN’s Dr Raeesa Bhorat, a senior Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine based at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, has been awarded two gold medals for outstanding achievement in the Fellowship of the College of Physicians (FCP) examinations – a first for a candidate from UKZN. High achiever Bhorat took the top spot

Medical Student at the Frontline of COVID-19

Click here for isiZulu version Final-year Medical student, Mr Kapil Narain, has served at the frontline of COVID-19 by conducting community testing for the past five weeks. His efforts are part of the government’s ambitious community screening and testing programme – an unprecedented and proactive response involving the deployment of community health workers (CHWs) to undertake

UKZN Student aims to Improve Hospital-Based Cancer Surveillance System

Click here for isiZulu version Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) cancer Registrar in the Discipline of Public Health Medicine, Miss Noluthando Patricia Mbeje’s PhD research focuses on improving the hospital-based cancer surveillance system in KwaZulu-Natal, particularly the completeness and accuracy of cancer surveillance data in hospitals. She recently completed her MMedSci under the supervision

UKZN Secures COVID-19 Rapid Tester

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued at $10 000 to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19. The instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a request by UKZN researchers, Professor Anil Chuturgoon, Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lorna Madurai. The

UKZN Lecturer Honoured with Eugene Weinberg Medal Award

Development lecturer and PhD candidate in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine, Dr Reratilwe Mphahlele has been honoured by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) with the Eugene Weinberg Medal for 2019 for her excellent performance towards obtaining the Diploma in Allergology offered by the College

UKZN Students Unite Against Racism

UKZN Medical students and colleagues at various academic institutions in South Africa (SA) have formed #MzansiUthuleleni – a movement to challenge all South Africans to be aware of and protest against innocent lives lost due to injustices by individuals and organisations, including the police. ‘We are aware of the injustices that have occurred globally and

Study Reveals Serious Health Consequences for those Living Near Waste Disposal Sites

A group of international scientists, including prominent UKZN researchers, have found that people living close to waste disposal sites suffer several chronic clinical conditions. Their study also found that the closer the participants lived to the waste site (as close as 5km), the greater their likelihood of being diagnosed with asthma, tuberculosis, diabetes or depression.

Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations. The first such webinar was held on 10 June 2020 to share and discuss best practice experience in online teaching and learning. The event, which attracted academics and professionals in the fraternity, was facilitated by